ITV News at 5:30

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ITV News at 5:30
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ITV News opening sequence
Also known as ITV Morning News
(1988-2009)
Presented by Faye Barker
Charlene White
Opening theme "News Centre"
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Editor(s) Deborah Turness
Location(s) ITN Studios,
London, England, UK
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) ITN
Release
Original network ITV, STV, UTV
Picture format 1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Original release 15 February 1988 – 21 December 2012
Chronology
Preceded by ITN World News
Related shows ITV News at 1:30,
ITV News at 6:30,
ITV News at Ten,
ITV News (Weekend)
External links
Website

ITV News at 5:30 was the early morning news bulletin on the British television network ITV. It was produced by ITN.

The 30-minute programme covered British national and international news stories, a brief business update, a look at the mornings newspapers and regular NBC News segments and broadcasts at 5:30am every day. In the event of a major news story, they occasionally went live to the scene or cross to the newsroom.

On 12 January 2009, Faye Barker was appointed the main newscaster of the bulletin,[1] Charlene White alternated with Barker for a time.

History[edit]

The programme began as the ITN Morning News on 15 February 1988 with the advent of 24-hour television on ITV. It originally ran for an hour from 5:00am and was the first pre-subscription television outlet in Britain to broadcast regular segments from CNN. The first thirty minutes included a broadcast of the ITN World News, a bulletin intended for the international audience and composed solely of major world stories, and the second thirty minutes focused on national news stories. The practice of including the ITN World News as part of an "hour-long" ITN Morning News ended by March 1991, and the time slot was amended accordingly to 5:30.

Some EPGs and TV listings referred to the programme as the ITV Early Morning News. On 2 November 2009 the ITV Morning News was renamed as simply ITV News to coincide with the re-branding of ITV News output.

On 27 November 2012, it was announced that ITV is to axe the bulletin in favour of delivering content online for itv.com and extra resources to be put into creating a new foreign affairs unit. A total of 15 roles, editorial and technical, are at a risk of redundancy as a result of axing the bulletin.[2] The programme last aired on 21 December 2012.[3]

Newscasters[edit]

Reporter[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Faye Barker to front ITV's morning news bulletin, Press Gazette, 8 January 2009
  2. ^ ITV axes Morning News bulletin, Mark Sweney, The Guardian, 27 November 2012
  3. ^ ITV lays Morning News to rest, Balihar Khalsa, Broadcast Now, 27 November 2012

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